Frank Bakke-Jensen have been Minister of Defense since 2017. Before that he was Minister of EEC- and EU affairs. He is a politician for the Conservative Party and is a represent from Finnmark and has been since 2009. From 2007 he was mayor in Båtsfjord, north of Norway.
Bakke-Jensen also has experience from the military when he served one year as radio operator in Tibnin in southern Lebanon.